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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 9

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 9 Article first appeared on 12/20/09

This is our weekly cheat sheet based on our player's projected output and number of games. It assumes an eight-category roto style league with the following categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, three-pointers made, free-throw percentage and field-goal percentage.

These are my rankings. They do not necessarily correspond with the RotoWire cheat sheet or our projections for the season. I use both as a rough guide, but I primarily factor in number of games played for the week, current player trends and pertinent information about the team (injuries, time share situations, etc). The Value Meter takes into account games played Monday through Saturday. We will try to update the meter with any breaking news that happens on Sunday, but in most cases, any injuries, lineup changes, etc. that happen on Sunday won't be accounted for on the Value Meter until the following week.

Five Games: NONE
Four Games: CLE, HOU, IND, LAC, PHO, SAS
Three Games: ATL, BOS, CHI, DAL, DEN, DET, GSW, LAL, MIA, MIL, MIN, NYK, OKC, ORL, POR, SAC, UTA, WAS
Two Games: CHA, MEM, NJ, NO, PHI, TOR
One Game: NONE
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 4 Averaging 20.8 points, 13.2 assists and 4.8 rebounds on 56% shooting from the field over last five games.
2 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 4  
3 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 4  
4 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4  
5 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 4  
6 Gilbert Arenas [PG] WAS 3 Averaging 27.6 points, 8.4 assists, 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 threes and 2.0 steals over last five games.
7 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 3  
8 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3  
9 Chris Duhon [PG,SG] NYK 3 Averaging 16.2 points, 8.2 assists, 3.4 threes and 1.2 steals over last five games.
10 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3  
11 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3  
12 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 3  
13 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 3  
14 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 3  
15 Chauncey Billups * [PG] DEN 3 Day-to-day (groin).
16 Chris Paul [PG] NO 2  
17 Andre Miller [PG] POR 3  
18 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 3  
19 Jonny Flynn [PG] MIN 3  
20 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 2  
21 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3  
22 Beno Udrih [PG] SAC 3  
23 C.J. Watson [PG] GSW 3  
24 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 3 Only averaging 7.3 points and 3.8 assists in December.
25 Steve Blake [PG,SG] POR 3  
26 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIL 3  
27 Earl Watson [PG] IND 4 Starting at point guard but could still be in timeshare with Ford.
28 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 4 Averaging 9.2 points, 5.4 assists and 2.4 steals over last five games.
29 T.J. Ford [PG] IND 4 Lost starting job to Earl Watson.
30 Jameer Nelson * [PG,SG] ORL 3 Expected to make return this week (knee).
31 Jerryd Bayless [PG] POR 3 Averaging 17.6 points and 7.0 free throws made in 27.6 minutes over last three games.
32 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] CHA 2  
33 Louis Williams * [PG,SG] PHI 2 Back in action (broken jaw).
34 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 2  
35 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] TOR 2  

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 3 Averaging 36.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists 1.6 steals and 9.0 free throws made on 52% shooting from the field over last three games.
2 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3  
3 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 3  
4 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 4  
5 Jason Richardson * [SG,SF] PHO 4 Day-to-day (hand).
6 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 4  
7 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3  
8 Brandon Roy [SG] POR 3  
9 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 4  
10 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 3  
11 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 3  
12 John Salmons [SG,SF] CHI 3  
13 Vince Carter [SG] ORL 3 Scored 12 or fewer points in four of last five games.
14 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 3  
15 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 3  
16 J.J. Barea [PG,SG] DAL 3 Averaging 15.4 points, 4.0 assists and 2.0 threes made over last five games.
17 Michael Redd [SG,SF] MIL 3 Averaging 11.5 points on 38% shooting in four games since returning from injury (knee).
18 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 3  
19 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] ORL 3  
20 Ronnie Brewer [SG,SF] UTA 3  
21 Ben Gordon * [SG] DET 3 Day-to-day (ankle)
22 Richard Hamilton * [SG] DET 3 Day-to-day (hamstring).
23 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 2  
24 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 4  
25 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] PHO 4  
26 Anthony Parker [SG] CLE 4  
27 Delonte West [PG,SG] CLE 4  
28 James Harden [SG] OKC 3  
29 Martell Webster [SG] POR 3  
30 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] MIA 3 Averaging 13.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.0 threes in 27.8 minutes over last five games.
31 Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF] OKC 3  
32 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] UTA 3  
33 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] GSW 3 Mired in deep shooting slump. Averaging 5.2 points on 26.4% shooting over last five games.
34 Damien Wilkins [SG] MIN 3 Could see decent minutes with Gomes (ankle) out.
35 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] MIN 3  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] CLE 4  
2 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 3  
3 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 3  
4 Trevor Ariza [SF] HOU 4  
5 Caron Butler [SF] WAS 3  
6 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3  
7 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3  
8 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIA 3 Averaging 18.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals over last five games.
9 Corey Maggette [SF] GSW 3 Averaging 22.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 9.0 free throws made over last four games.
10 Rashard Lewis [SF] ORL 3  
11 Al Thornton [SF,PF] LAC 4  
12 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 4  
13 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 4  
14 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3  
15 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 3  
16 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 3  
17 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 3  
18 Omri Casspi [SG,SF] SAC 3 Averaging 18.0 points in 34.6 minutes as starter at small forward over last three games.
19 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 4  
20 Dahntay Jones [SG,SF] IND 4  
21 Jared Dudley [SF,PF] PHO 4  
22 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 2  
23 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 2  
24 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 2  
25 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 2  
26 Ersan Ilyasova [SF] MIL 3  
27 Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF] UTA 3  
28 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 3  
29 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] TOR 2  
30 Chris Douglas-Roberts [SG,SF] NJ 2  
31 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 2  
32 Josh Howard * [SF] DAL 3 Mavs have a back-to-back so Howard might only play two games this week.
33 Andres Nocioni [SF,PF] SAC 3  
34 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 3  
35 Peja Stojakovic [SG,SF] NO 2 Averaging 16.0 points and 3.4 threes over last five games.

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Troy Murphy [PF,C] IND 4 Averaging 19.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.4 threes and 1.2 steals over last five games.
2 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4  
3 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 3 Averaging 16.6 points, 18.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
4 Dirk Nowitzki * [PF] DAL 3 Day-to-day (arm).
5 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4  
6 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3  
7 Carlos Boozer [PF] UTA 3  
8 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3 Averaging 14.2 points and 14.6 rebounds over last five games.
9 David Lee [PF] NYK 3  
10 Antawn Jamison [PF] WAS 3  
11 Jason Thompson [PF] SAC 3  
12 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3  
13 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3  
14 Chris Bosh [PF] TOR 2  
15 Carl Landry * [SF,PF] HOU 4 Day-to-day (mouth).
16 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 3  
17 Al Harrington [SF,PF] NYK 3  
18 Charlie Villanueva * [PF] DET 3 Day-to-day (foot).
19 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 4  
20 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 3  
21 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 2  
22 David West [PF] NO 2  
23 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 2  
24 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] IND 4  
25 Anthony Randolph [PF] GSW 3 Warriors coach Don Nelson might "have" to play Randolph this week with Moore, Biedrins and Turiaf out. Played 36 minutes last game and posted 15 points/9 boards.
26 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 3  
27 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 3  
28 Rasheed Wallace [PF,C] BOS 3  
29 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 3  
30 Antonio McDyess [PF] SAS 4  
31 J.J. Hickson [PF] CLE 4  
32 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 3  
33 Luc Mbah a Moute [SF,PF] MIL 3  
34 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4 Could see more minutes if Bonner (hand) misses time this week.
35 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 3  

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Amar'e Stoudemire [C] PHO 4 Double-doubles in four of last five games. Averaging 23.8 points, 11.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals during this stretch.
2 Marcus Camby [C] LAC 4 Averaging 9.2 points, 14.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.8 blocks over last five games.
3 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 4  
4 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 3  
5 Al Jefferson [PF,C] MIN 3  
6 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 3  
7 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3  
8 Brendan Haywood [C] WAS 3  
9 Nene [PF,C] DEN 3  
10 Kendrick Perkins [C] BOS 3  
11 Mehmet Okur [C] UTA 3  
12 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 3  
13 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4  
14 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 3 Gasol effect? Only averaging 9.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in 23.2 minutes over last five games.
15 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4  
16 Shaquille O'Neal [C] CLE 4  
17 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 2  
18 Ben Wallace [C] DET 3  
19 Jermaine O'Neal [PF,C] MIA 3  
20 Erick Dampier [C] DAL 3  
21 Joel Przybilla [C] POR 3  
22 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 2  
23 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 2  
24 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 2  
25 Chris Anderson [C] DEN 3  
26 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 3  
27 Brad Miller [C] CHI 3  
28 Jeff Foster [C] IND 4  
29 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 4  
30 Spencer Hawes [C] SAC 3  
31 Marreese Speights * [C] PHI 2 Back in action (knee). Averaging 19.7 points and 7.7 rebounds in 26.3 minutes in three games since return.
32 Tyson Chandler [C] CHA 2 Production ties to staying out of foul trouble. Averaging 10.6 points and 10.3 rebounds over last three games.
33 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] CLE 4  
34 Matt Bonner* [PF,C] SAS 4 Day-to-day (hand).
35 Samuel Dalembert [C] PHI 2  

Article first appeared on 12/20/09

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